It was leaked last December but now it’s back and official with its specifications confirmed. The design and chassis looks identical to the newer models from last year, but rather than the common Intel components the Acer Aspire AO522 makes use of the newly announced AMD C-50 Ontario APU (Accelerated Processing Unit, dual core 1GHz), Radeon HD 6250 graphics, which are capable of doing 1080p video and also features HDMI output for connection to an LCD or HDTV.
Update: The Acer AO522 is now available and shipping out from Amazon for just $329!
The Radeon graphics also feature DirectX 11 support and UVD3 video acceleration.
Along with the 1080p playback support is a very nice 10.1-inch LCD with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, which is much nicer to work on than the standard lower resolutions commonly found on most netbooks.
Other features in the Acer AO522 (Acer Aspire One 522) include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, webcam, optional 3G and Bluetooth.
There was no official mention of other specifications, but we believe the following to be true; 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, HD webcam, 6 hour battery life and Windows 7 Starter.
Source: Acer Press